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Trump's death blow to a deal

Respondents to the previous edition of the M&A Leaders' Survey have once again delivered the wisdom of the crowds. When asked last spring about the outlook for US-China tech deal flow, survey respondents overwhelmingly predicted that President Trump's policies would crimp M&A activity between the world's two largest economies. In line with that April forecast, Trump has blocked the proposed $1.3bn purchase of Lattice Semiconductor by a Beijing-based fund, citing national security concerns.